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Selected Style 2-Door Reg Cab 112" WB Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 112" WB Base 15 21 $15,497 $16,845
Reg Cab 112" WB SLT 15 21 $16,249 $17,690
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 15 21 $16,249 $17,690
Club Cab 131" WB Base 15 21 $17,903 $19,515
Club Cab 131" WB SLT 15 21 $17,917 $19,530
Club Cab 131" WB Sport 15 21 $17,917 $19,530
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $18,295 $19,955
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $19,207 $20,980
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $19,207 $20,980
Quad Cab 131" WB SLT 15 21 $19,891 $21,715
Quad Cab 131" WB Sport 15 21 $19,891 $21,715
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $20,848 $22,790
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $20,870 $22,815
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $20,870 $22,815
Reg Cab 112" WB R/T 13 18 $21,999 $24,150
Quad Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $22,372 $24,480
Quad Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $22,372 $24,480
Club Cab 131" WB R/T 13 18 $24,076 $26,450
Reg Cab 2.3L XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 2.3L XL 24 29 $12,995 $13,645
Reg Cab 3.0L XL 19 23 $13,358 $14,035
Reg Cab LWB 3.0L XL 19 23 $13,855 $14,570
Reg Cab 2.3L XLT 24 29 $13,771 $15,130
Reg Cab 3.0L Edge 19 23 $14,274 $15,695
Reg Cab 3.0L XLT 19 23 $14,407 $15,845
2-Door Supercab 3.0L XL 19 23 $15,773 $17,380
Reg Cab LWB 3.0L XLT 17 22 $15,858 $17,475
2-Door Supercab 3.0L XLT 19 23 $16,009 $17,645
2-Door Supercab 3.0L Edge 19 23 $16,316 $17,990
2-Door Supercab 4.0L Edge 16 22 $16,957 $18,710
2-Door Supercab 3.0L XLT Appearance 17 21 $17,246 $19,035
2-Door Supercab 3.0L Tremor 17 21 $17,513 $19,335
2-Door Supercab 4.0L 4WD XLT Value 15 19 $18,087 $19,980
Reg Cab 3.0L 4WD Edge Plus 18 21 $18,114 $20,010
4-Door Supercab 3.0L XLT Appearance 17 21 $18,585 $20,540
4-Door Supercab 3.0L Edge Plus 17 21 $18,595 $20,550
2-Door Supercab 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 19 $19,253 $21,290
4-Door Supercab 4.0L XLT Appearance 16 21 $19,552 $21,625
4-Door Supercab 3.0L Tremor Plus 17 21 $19,560 $21,635
4-Door Supercab 4.0L 4WD Edge 15 19 $19,961 $22,085
4-Door Supercab 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 19 $20,731 $22,950
4-Door Supercab 4.0L 4WD XLT FX4 Level II 15 19 $21,888 $24,250
4-Door Supercab 4.0L 4WD Edge Plus 15 19 $22,150 $24,545
4-Door Supercab 4.0L 4WD XLT FX4 Off-Road 15 19 $22,956 $25,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,497
$12,995
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,845
$13,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$281 / month
$227 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 29 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 52.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.2
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.0 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) 38.0 37.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.6 69.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 38.2 28.5
Overhang, Front (in) 37.8 33.3
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 32.8
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 107.2 107.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 196 187.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.9 6.7
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.2 64.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 49.6 42.6
Wheelbase (in) 112.0 111.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.1 40.4
Tailgate Width (in) 53.3 52.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 77.9 71.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 59.3 52.0
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 17.5 16.5
Cargo Volume (ft³) 46.0 37.3
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 57.8 - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11 x 2.25 9.00 x 1.75
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 x 1.0 11.28 x 1.02
Brake Type Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 16.5
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 39.7
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14.8 22.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 37.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 765
Spare Tire Size P245/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA T7H
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1594
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 765
Rear Tire Size P245/70R16 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1594
Rear Tire Order Code NA T7H
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P245/70R16 P225/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6700 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 164
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 670 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1640
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3100 2300
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 5800 4800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1934 1730
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5000 4340
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3850 2550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1421 1265
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1904 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 95
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 3200 154 @ 3750
Engine Order Code EHC NA
Displacement 3.9L 2.3L/138
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 4800 143 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 29
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.17 2.20
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code DDC 44M
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 10.5 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.50
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.57 3.40
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Dakota Ford Ranger
Body Code 112.0" WB 111.6" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 6'5" Bed Reg Cab 6' Styleside
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.06
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 2300
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.21 3.73
Axle Type - Front NA Independent SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.2 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 2400
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 2550
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30.2 30
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Hypoid Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil Coil Spring
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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